Crocodile on the banks of River Ken

Panna National Park

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Situated in Panna locale, Panna National park has made a preservation history in India. In the relatively recent past all the Tigers of this national park were poached. It was after a concentrated exertion of the backwoods office that what began with only 3 Tigers, has now gotten near 35 Tigers in Panna. The Ken stream that courses through it, is a significant water source to the occupants of the recreation center, in addition to a populace of Crocodiles additionally live here. Gharial populace has sadly decreased significantly. Aside from Tigers, Panna has excellent sightings of Leopards. Vultures which are not located now in the vast majority of the nation have a decent populace here on the precipices in the recreation center. Panna is additionally an awesome birding zone.

Panna is situated in the Vindhya Hill range and spreads over the Panna and Chhatarpur districts in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. Panna National Park is the most important protected area in the north-central highlands of India

Panna National Park is located along the banks of the Ken River. The Park, with its deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests, is predominantly a plateau, with sprawling flatlands punctuated by hills, deep valleys and gorges. The terrain is largely rocky and uneven. There are mixed dry deciduous forests with short grasses and open woods. Panna is home of majestic tiger, including leopard, wolf, hyena, jackal and sloth bear. The reserve is also well known for sightings of Blue Bull, Four Horned Antelope, Indian Gazelle, Vultures and Crocs.

Ken river inside the National Park – India’s cleanest river to find a Mugger Crocodile. A separate sanctuary for Gharial has been set up as well, however chances of sighting remain minimal. The park can probably boast of the highest density of the Paradise Fly-Catchers. This rich avian and faunal life combined with its picturesque scenery make a visit to the Park a memorable.

Just 25kms, and the world acclaimed Panna Diamond mines are likewise found closeby. For those intrigued by History the Fort of Kalinjar is barely an hour drive. Effectively one national park where you can remain for longer than normal length of 3-4 evenings, and appreciate Panna as well as considerably more in the region. It currently faces another test of the optimistic Ken and Betwa waterway connecting venture. It is accepted that 33% of the national park will get submerged in the back waters of the dam because of its tallness being expanded. Part of discussion, and conversations are going on as of now and we are trusting that the venture will be retired, and the untamed life of the territory will keep on having their home, the Panna National Park.

Added fascination near Panna are the world legacy site of Khajuraho. The Parasvanath temple of the Eastern group is the group's largest Jain temple. The themes depict, in charming detail, everyday activity. Also visit the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Shiva and the Chaturbhuj temple of the Southern group.

The temples at Khajuraho, dedicated to physical love and pleasure are a testimony to this philosophy. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1986, Khajuraho is a prominent, must-see destination and its temples are India’s unique gift to the world as they capture life in every form and mood in stone.


Facts about Panna National Park

Area:   1598.1 Sq. Km ( Total): 576.13 Sq Km 9 Core) + 1021.97 Sq Km ( Buffer)
Co-ordinates:   Latitude: 24° 27’ N, Longitude: 79° 45’ E.
Park Opens:   Wednesday afternoon off
Weekly Off:   None
Rainfall:   1118 mm
Closest Airports:   Khajuraho (25 km)
Closest Railheads:   Jhansi (180 km), Satna (90 km) and Katni (150 km

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